Practice Assistant

Employer
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 17, 2021
Ref
144978754
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Primary Responsibilities"A cents € 1Intellectual Property Practice AssistantBuchananIngersoll & Rooney is a national law firm with a proven reputation forproviding progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory andgovernment relations advice to our regional, national and internationalclients.Weare currently searching for a PracticeAssistant for the IntellectualProperty section in our Alexandria,VA office.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Preparevarious documents required by clients and the US Patent and Trademarkoffice in support of client and patent applications.Use thefirm's software tools to prepare USPTO patent prosecution forms, draftOffice Action "shells,"A' and other patent office e-filings.Upload,verify accuracy, and submit USPTO e-filings via EFS.Recordassignments using USPTO's EPAS system.Maintainaccurate patent files in the firm's electronic document management system(currently NetDocs).Draft,revise, and send routine client correspondence and reporting e-mails.Proofreadall filing and correspondence for spelling, content, punctuation, andgrammar.Pre-process,flag, and clear tasks on assigned attorneys' dockets.Interactpositively and effectively with other departments to support assignedattorneys.Otherduties as assigned.RequiredEducation/Experience:A minimum of three years of patent prosecution experience. High school diploma required. College degree a plus. Knowledgeof current US prosecution and worldwide patent laws, rules and someknowledge of USPTO online sites and related websites, including PAIR, EFSand EPAS is required. Strongattention to detail and ability to produce accurate work product. Abilityto multi-task and meet tight deadlines. Preferredexperience with Foundation IP. Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus. Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability toprofessionally interact with professionals, clients, and staff. Proven work ethic. Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems. Ability to work overtime, as needed.BuchananIngersoll and Rooney offers an outstanding benefit package that includes :MedicalDentalVision401K ProgramPension Profit SharingProgramPaid Time OffPaidHolidaysWe are an EqualOpportunity Employer.